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Category: Spaghetti Sauce, Pasta & Rice
Servings: 6 - 8
Total time: 25 min
Level: Easy
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An authentic Italian recipe from our kitchen to yours. Buon Appetito!


- 12 ounces of your favorite brand of canned tuna, drained and broken into large chunks with a fork

- 2 pints cherry tomatoes, rinsed and sliced in half

- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

- 1 teaspoon capers (optional)

- 2 bay leaves

- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

- Salt


1. In a large sauce pan over medium heat, add the olive oil and garlic, along with 1/4 cup of water. Simmer and sauté the garlic until it becomes fragrant and begins to soften.

2.  Add the sliced cherry tomatoes along with the tuna, capers, bay leaves and 1/4 cup water to the pan and stir all ingredients together well. Cover the pan and simmer the sauce over medium to low heat for 10 - 12 minutes or just until the tomatoes begin to break down.




3.  After simmering, taste the sauce and add salt to your taste.

4.  Simmer the sauce, uncovered, for another 3 - 5 minutes and then remove it from the heat, discard the bay leaves and serve the sauce over your favorite pasta or rice.